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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Classifieds newspaper The Exchange operating from new location

The free, weekly publication recently moved from a building it has occupied for more than 20 years in downtown Spokane to a location on Trent Avenue.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi to build new company headquarters

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, is expanding with plans to build a new, 70,000-square-foot company headquarters that will house more than 500 employees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Man trapped, pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle collision south of Long Lake

A man was trapped and later pronounced dead Friday afternoon when his vehicle crashed in northwestern Spokane County. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say at about 12:45 p.m. they received a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Hazardous fire conditions arrive Saturday with winds, dry air, National Weather Service warns

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, with low humidity and winds gusting to 35 mph in the forecast. Winds are expected …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Judge declines to provide outside counsel to suspect who has waited 30 months in jail as his attorneys keep quitting

A Spokane County Jail inmate who has waited 30 months without a trial was stalled this week in his request for a new attorney.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Gonzaga, Whitworth receive high rankings for value in recent report

If you’re looking for a good return on your investment in higher education, a


Resumed federal executions raise death penalty’s 2020 stakes

The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the …


PM Boris Johnson’s agenda raises UK election speculation

With Britain’s departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he’s not rushing off to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Environmentalists, tribes blast Utah national monument plan

The U.S. government has decided to allow off-road vehicles access to some archaeologically sensitive land at a Utah national monument that houses sacred tribal sites under a plan announced Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Water in part of Hillyard may be contaminated for up to a week, city says

A commercial hydroseed vehicle, which has a tank containing a mixture of seed, mulch and water, may have allowed a backflow into the city’s water system when filling from a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

The temperature’s dropping but Europe’s troubles aren’t over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Libya’s coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, …


Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a …


Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Aya Al-Umari said she feels like her brother will be accompanying her and will constantly be in her prayers when she travels to Mecca next month to take part in …


N. Korea says missile test was warning to South ‘warmongers’

North Korea’s test of a new missile is meant as a “solemn warning” over rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military drills with the United States, Pyongyang …


Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Mexican Americans faced racial terror from 1910-1920

Twenty years ago, a knock on the door opened the past for Arlinda Valencia. A relative had come to pay his respects on the death of Valencia’s father. He then …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Judge reduces $2B award in Monsanto Roundup case to $86.7M

A Northern California judge has upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused cancer in a couple but reduced damages from $2 billion to $86.7 million.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Jay-Z no longer performing at Woodstock 50 show

Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take …


Trump vows to retaliate against French digital tax

President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Scientists almost didn’t detect approach of ‘city-killer asteroid’

Alan Duffy was confused. On Thursday, the astronomer’s phone was suddenly flooded with calls from reporters wanting to know about a large asteroid that had just whizzed past Earth, and …


Images show Lightsail 2 spacecraft’s solar sail has deployed

Photos transmitted from The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft orbiting Earth confirm that it successfully deployed its solar sail.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders, U.S. officials said Friday, defying Trump administration demands that it curtail the weapon program and demonstrating its intent to further push …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

House panel to ask court for Mueller grand jury material

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to go to court Friday in an effort to obtain secret grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Crews stablize Cheney-area wildfires, expect progress

The Cheney Complex Fire, made up of four fires, is 65 percent contained as of Friday eveing, which has not changed since Thursday night.


Price tag for STA’s Central City Line bus project inflates to $92.2 million

Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line project has been delayed a year, and its price tag has increased by $20 million.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Murder mystery takes another twist

The wife of missing Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt said she was more certain than ever that her husband had been abducted and murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


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